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New Apple iPad Pro 12.9 with thin bezels and flat sides leak in online renders

To replace the Touch ID sensor in the home button, the new iPad lineup is expected to come with a TrueDepth camera along with Face ID.

  • Published: September 4, 2018 12:10 PM IST
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The annual hardware event for Apple is just about a week away and the leaks regarding the event have already started pouring in on the internet. Just days after what seems to be like the render for the upcoming Apple iPhone XS with the new gold color and the upcoming Apple Watch with thinner bezels, the renders for the upcoming Apple iPad Pro 12.9 have leaked out on the internet. According to a report by MySmartPrice, the new renders showcase thin bezels, flat sides, and what appear to be iPhone-like antenna lines.

As reported previously, the company is likely to launch the 12.9-inch iPad Pro along with a smaller 10.5-inch iPad at the event along with the iPhone 2018 lineup, new MacBook, and new Apple Watch. The report does point out that these renders may not be 100 percent accurate but they do point out some new design elements that are difficult for a graphic artist to fake. The renders do confirm that Apple will remove the home button from the upcoming iPad models.

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Looking at the renders, the company is not going full-on iPhone X on the notch as there is a lot of essential hardware that needs to be hidden behind the bezel and a notch won’t just cut it. To complement the authentication functions that were performed by the Touch ID sensor in the home button, the new iPad lineup is expected to come with a TrueDepth camera along with Face ID.

Image: MySmartPrice

The renders also show off that the charging port of the device will be located in the middle on the bottom of the new iPad Pro and there is no 3.5mm audio jack. The device is likely to come with four speaker grills on each side of the device on the top and bottom of the device. The power button is located towards the right side on the top of the device and volume buttons on the right side of the device.

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The report added that renders show “a strange button-like artifact” on the right side of the device along with the volume buttons.

It looks like the company has moved the smart connector for the keyboard at the back of the device, right above the charging port. The renders also indicate that Apple may be going for a rounded corner display this time instead of the usual share cutouts.

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  • Published Date: September 4, 2018 12:10 PM IST